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Pond Skimming at Holiday Valley

Pond Skimming at Holiday Valley

What would Spring at Holiday Valley be without the Pond Skimming Spring Party on March 26! Pond Skimming competition registration starts at 11:00 and the skimming starts at 1:00. Also enjoy the music, cookout and a Margarita bar!

Prizes will be awarded to all pondskimmers. The top prizes will be awarded for best outfit, best skimmer, best crash and best child (age 16 and under).

All the action takes place at Yodeler...bring your friends, your lawn chair, sunglasses and swimmies...and be there!

When a Child Has a Headache, Cool Gel ‘n Cap Can Help

When a Child Has a Headache, Cool Gel ‘n Cap Can Help

Cool Gel 'n Cap, a unique first aid cap for children developed in Western New York, can help relieve your child’s fear and discomfort from bumps and bruises, earaches, ear infections and headaches. In this article, we’ll explore the headache angle.

Parents often ask doctors, “Why do kids get headaches?” and “Should I be concerned if my child complains of one?” Kids’ headaches are actually quite common. Studies have shown that 40 percent of children have had a headache by age seven, and three out of four have had them by age 15. Of those, 4 percent are migraine sufferers.

Most headaches in children are only temporary inconveniences. But because they can sometimes indicate a more serious problem, a persistent headache should never be ignored.

Spring Equinox Night Walk

Spring Equinox Night Walk

Monday, March 21
7:00 PM
Take a night walk along the trails as we observe constellations and planets more visible in the spring. We may also see beavers swimming in Lily Pond and hear the spring peepers. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

WNY Equifest

WNY Equifest

Horse lovers of all ages, all disciplines come and enjoy presentations including...

It's Dr Seuss's Birthday ... All Week!

It's Dr Seuss's Birthday ... All Week!

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Children (big and small) will celebrate Dr Seuss' birthday on March 2. B is for Books is celebrating all week.  Our Wednesday morning Storytime for our very youngest booklovers (age infant to 3 yrs) will feature at Dr Seuss book and a coloring activity beginning at 10:30am. On Thursday, booklovers from 3 to 5 yrs will make a Dr Seuss craft after hearing Storytime, aslo starting at 10:30.

We'll cap off the week with a special visit from The Cat in the Hat on Saturday, March 5 from 10am to 2pm. Cat loves to give hugs and high fives to booklovers of all ages. There will be activities and games to enjoy, too, and a special section of Dr Seuss books.

B is for Books is located on E Quaker St in the Village of Orchard Park. Visit us in person or online at www.bis4books.com.

Local Medical Professionals Comment on New First Aid Cap for Kids

Local Medical Professionals Comment on New First Aid Cap for Kids

What are local medical professionals saying about Cool Gel ’n Cap, the first aid cap brought to market by Western New Yorker Timothy Panicali, the company’s president and product co-inventor?

“Cool Gel ’n Cap is a practical, user and kid friendly device which can ease our little patients’ pain from head bumps, headaches or earaches,” said Dr. Robert Schulman, a pediatrician with Forestream Pediatrics in Depew. “The concept is genuinely well thought out and should be a value to parents.”

“The ‘Toby’ Cool Gel ’n Cap is a welcome addition to help our children get the appropriate local care for the lumps and bumps they get day to day,” said Dr. Shawn Cotton of East Aurora Family Practice.

Annunciation School Plans Carnival and Second Open House Event

Annunciation School Plans Carnival and Second Open House Event

Coming off a very successful open house in February, Annunciation School in Elma announced that it will host a second open house event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the school, located at 7580 Clinton St. The event will be held in conjunction with a Winter Carnival sponsored by the Home School Association.

Bounce houses, games, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn and pizza will ensure a fun evening, and tours will be offered for families interested in seeing the school and meeting the teachers. Registration forms for the 2011-12 school year will be available during the event.